NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Seattle is expected to release last year's second-round defensive tackle in the near future, according to a source.
McDowell's physical situation has been something of a mystery ever since. The former Michigan State star suffered a concussion and facial injuries in the accident, leaving Seattle's decision-makers entirely unsure of his status for 2018.
That time is now, with Seattle preparing to move on from the 35th overall pick in last year's draft.
McDowell was brought into the league as a space-eating, 299-pound interior force. The primary question today is whether or not he'll be healthy enough to catch on with another team.